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Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Worksheet
Reading Poetry: The Road Not Taken
Help students hone reading comprehension skills and techniques with this classic Robert Frost poem.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Girl Who Owned a Bear
Students read an excerpt adapted from L. Frank Baum’s short story “The Girl Who Owned a Bear” and answer reading comprehension questions about the text.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Lesson Plan
Setting, Characters, and Events in Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Your kids will love learning about setting, characters and events as they listen to a classic tale and play a simple game. This lesson helps students improve their reading comprehension skills while they have fun.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Worksheet
Analyzing Poetry: Jabberwocky
Introduce students to the classic poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll with this seventh-grade reading comprehension worksheet!
7th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Put Me in the Zoo
Put Me in the Zoo
Lesson Plan
Put Me in the Zoo
This literature-based lesson teaches students about answering key questions and understanding a character's point of view. It'll have young readers roaring, thumping, and having tons of fun as they imitate story characters.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Worksheet
Reading Strategies: Making Connections
Use this resource with your students to practice relating to the text by making connections. Your students will practice making text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections as they read literature or informational text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
Lesson Plan
It’s All in the Personality: Character Traits
In this lesson, students will use their creativity, a graphic organizer, and a fun story to learn about character analysis.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Men of Myth
Men of Myth
Workbook
Men of Myth
This workbook takes a snapshot of select heroes from Norse and Irish-Celtic stories: Thor and Cu Chullain. Their exciting deeds give kids noteworthy reading, writing and critical thinking practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Worksheet
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Read this famous Norse myth starring Sif and Loki and find out how mythology shapes our understanding of the world around us.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Connections Part 1: Literary Response
Making Connections Part 1: Literary Response
Worksheet
Making Connections Part 1: Literary Response
Students will practice making connections between a text and their real life experiences in this reading comprehension activity.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Making Text Connections
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Making Text Connections
Worksheet
The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Making Text Connections
Students will make meaningful connections between an adapted story from Aesop’s Fables and the world around them!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Lesson Plan
Third Grade Daily Sub Plan 2
Set your classroom up for success with this daily sub plan featuring lessons, worksheets, and activities! This resource is a great way to prepare for a substitute in your classroom. Your substitute can keep your third graders learning in your absence by using this packet of material. This teaching resource highlights fiction comprehension, creative writing, social studies skills, and math challenges.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
Lesson Plan
Author Study: Faith Ringgold
This engaging lesson teaches students about the famous author Faith Ringgold. Students will explore two pieces of literature, comparing and contrasting story elements, then write opinion pieces to illustrate which book they liked best.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Match and Draw the Story
Match and Draw the Story
Worksheet
Match and Draw the Story
Use this handy worksheet to help your kindergarten students make connections between the illustrations in a fiction text to the story.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
A Unique Guest
A Unique Guest
Lesson Plan
A Unique Guest
This lesson provides a fun way to combine learning and entertainment. Your kids will have a great time listening to stories and learning about mice.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Glossary: Compare with Adjectives
Glossary: Compare with Adjectives
Worksheet
Glossary: Compare with Adjectives
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Compare with Adjectives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Daily Sub Plan Day 3
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this daily kindergarten sub plan! Your substitute can keep your students learning in your absence by using these lessons, worksheets, and activities.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Lesson Plan
Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use this fun theatrical lesson plan to review or teach all about retelling a story with your ELs. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Goldilocks and the Beginning, Middle, and End.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Connections Tic-Tac-Toe
Making Connections Tic-Tac-Toe
Worksheet
Making Connections Tic-Tac-Toe
Get your students excited about making text connections!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Making Connections: Thinking Stems
Making Connections: Thinking Stems
Worksheet
Making Connections: Thinking Stems
These thinking stems will set the stage for a rich reading environment and spark thoughtful reading responses.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
All About the Picture
All About the Picture
Lesson Plan
All About the Picture
This is a great lesson plan to introduce your EL students to the use of illustrations in a story. This can be a stand-alone lesson or used as support to the lesson What's in a Picture?
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Connections Part 2: Literary Response
Making Connections Part 2: Literary Response
Worksheet
Making Connections Part 2: Literary Response
Practice strategic reading and allow children to monitor their own thinking and make connections between texts and life.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compare with Adjectives
Vocabulary Cards: Compare with Adjectives
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Compare with Adjectives
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Compare with Adjectives.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sharing Ideas About Stories
Sharing Ideas About Stories
Worksheet
Sharing Ideas About Stories
This open ended worksheet is a great way for students to practice sharing their opinions of read alouds while working on their reading comprehension skills.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Vocabulary Cards: Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Worksheet
Vocabulary Cards: Making Connections in a Fiction Text
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Making Connections in a Fiction Text.
Kindergarten
Reading & Writing
Worksheet